The term “visa” basically means an authorization to apply for entry into the U.S. There are several different types of common visas that people apply for when coming to the United States.
Visas are commonly broken up into different categories. There are employment-based visas, family based visas and student based visas.
Employment Based Visas include visas that are done for the purposes of securing a job offer in the U.S. Getting an offer for employment is not enough; you need to make sure that you are legally authorized to work in the US by the government as well before you start your employment. It is common for the employer to initiate these visas, however it can also be the responsibility of the person who is applying for the visa.
Student Based Visas
Student Based visas are needed when someone is coming from another country to go to school in the U.S. This gives the individual an opportunity to live in the U.S but not work in the U.S. Student Visa’s include an F-1 Visa, a J-1 Visa and an M-1 Visa.
Family Based Visas
Family based Visas are some of the most common visas processed at SD Immigration Lawyers. They can range from someone who is trying to get a visa for their fiancé or spouse or someone who is trying do bring their child into the U.S.